Broadcast ‎– Tender Buttons

Warp Records ‎– WARP LP136
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 I Found The F 2:21
A2 Black Cat
Guitar [Feedback] – Roj*
A3 Tender Buttons 2:52
A4 America's Boy 3:34
A5 Tears In The Typing Pool 2:12
A6 Bit 35 1:49
A7 Subject To The Ladder 3:14
B1 Corporeal
Guitar [Fuzz ] – Tim*
B2 Arc Of A Journey 5:18
B3 Michael A Grammar 3:57
B4 Minus 3 0:47
B5 Goodbye Girls 3:09
B6 You And Me In Time 1:25
B7 I Found The End 2:05

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All tracks written, played, recorded and mixed in Birmingham, England

There are no credits found on this vinyl release. Credits taken from CD version booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 01061 01361 5
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): 59180 1A WARPLP 136
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): 59180 1B WARPLP 136

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-134 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-134 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD 136P Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD 136P UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPLP136R Broadcast Tender Buttons (LP, Album, RP) Warp Records WARPLP136R UK 2015 Sell This Version

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February 22, 2015
They sound just like Steriolab to me...I don't know what all the fuss is about.


January 30, 2015
Re: Repress - Great news for real fans of the band who actually want to own and keep the records and a big F**k you too all the sharks on discogs and ebay. Nice one for finally getting your finger out Warp. Just pre ordered the 6 album bundle on for the same price i would have picked up any one of the first three albums on here. Read it and weep suckers


January 27, 2015
Official repress for march 2015!


December 20, 2014
I honestly don't think Warp will ever repress the Broadcast catalog.


January 16, 2014
Save yourself a packet and wait. Apparently talks between James Cargill and Warp Records have been ongoing with the view of repressing the albums this year on vinyl. There has been numerous discussions on the Broadcast website forum and all the indications are that the repressing will happen. Do not take my word for it though, I am only relaying the information from the said forum.


July 27, 2011

One of the finest rock albums I own. Trish Keenan and James Cargill made this ablum as a duo, instead of being backed the larger ensemble from prior albums. And while the sound changed, the artistic success of this album is evidence of just how much Trish and James must have been united in their art, and in what Broadcast was doing up to this point. It is my impression that prior members perhaps toured with them for this album, however I was not lucky enough (or mature enough in my taste at the time) to see Broadcast when they toured for this album.

Tender Buttons succeeds because it surpasses the sum of its elements. The contrasts are where much of the its strength is found. The sometimes pop melodies coat the complexity and thoughtfulness of the poety, and the dissonance of the instrumentation scratches the surface of exquisitly composed melodies. What you find is an album for close listens, an album whose rewards are rich but require attention and engagement. This is an album to be enjoyed for many years. If you give it time, it doesn't just pass through. It leaves a need for more, and if you are so inclined, seek out their earlier works for more top-notch art.